Financial Aid

The DEMO program grants a limited number of scholarships, covering tuition fees. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of previous academic performance, professional experience, personal qualifications and personal needs.

To apply for such awards, applicants must submit a letter to support their case. This letter should be addressed to the DEMO Organizaing Committee and should be included in the application packet. The three participants universities (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Universidad Pública de Navarra and Universitat de les Illes Balears) are public universities, which means that fees are quite low thanks to public subsidies. Thus, tuition fees (as for academic year 2009-2010) are about Euro 1,971.00 to be paid upon registration in October at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Universidad Pública de Navarra or Universitat de les Illes Balears.

Outside financial aid is available from both public and private sources. Scholarships can be obtained from Fundación Rafael del Pino, Soros Foundation, Generalitat de Catalunya and Spanish Ministry of Education among others. Candidates are encouraged to identify and apply to different sources. Please keep us informd of contacts with possible sources of funds, and do not hesitate to request admission letters.

 Scholarships from UAB:

The Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona is internationally renowned for the quality and innovation in its research. As part of its efforts to consolidate scientific research, the UAB is offering predoctoral and postdoctoral grants in any field. These grants are just some of the various proposals that will be available this year. In the next section you will find detailed information on the different areas and fields of research at the UAB. You can also see the grants currently being offered by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science and the Catalan Government.

Call for grants and support
Grants UAB

PIF–UAB, 2009-2010 
Termini de presentació: 18 maig 2009

R&D Department 
Tel             34-935868300       
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 Scholarships from Spain

 Catalan Goverment:

FI. Grants and support for universities and research centres for the training and hiring of new research staff in 2008 (FI) within the framework of the Catalan Research and Innovation Plan. Call for grants and support:


Última convocatòria: DOGC 03/09/08
Termini de presentació: setembre 08


 Spanish Goverment MICINN:


The Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation Affairs (Ministerio de Innovación y Ciencia) grants scholarships towards living expenses under the terms of cultural exchange agreements signed with various countries. 


FPU Research grants and contracts in the University Teaching Staff Development programme.
Última convocatòria: BOE  28/10/08
Termini de presentació en el Ministeri: Desembre 2008

FPI Research Staff Development grants 
Última convocatòria: BOE 09/02/09
Termini de presentació: 26 gener 2009

Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation


 Spanish Goverment MAE:


The Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores) grants scholarships towards living expenses under the terms of cultural exchange agreements signed with various countries.  Citizens of the following countries should contact the Ministry of Education or Ministry of Foreign Affairs for more information: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovak Republic, Turkey and Serbia-Montenegro. Nationals of the following countries should contact the Spanish Embassy in their country: Canada, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Switzerland, the UK.


Becas MAE


In addition, the Spanish Agency for International Co-operation (Hispano-American Co-operation Institute, Institute for Co-operation with the Arab World, Institute for Co-operation with Developing Countries, including Africa, the Caribbean, Central and Eastern Europe, Pacific Islands, and Asia) grants scholarships for living expenses. Students should enquire about these scholarships at the nearest Spanish Embassy or Consulate.

 Scholarships from Organisations:


The World Bank offers the Joint Japan / World Bank Scholarship for post-graduate study in economic development. It is open to students who are nationals of a World Bank member country and have two years of recent employment in economic development activities.


1818 H Street NW, 
Washington DC, 20433, USA 
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The IDB offers scholarships to students from member countries, with preference given to development countries.


1300 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20577, USA
Tel.:             (1-202) 623-2025      , Fax: (1-202) 623-3781


The Rotary Foundation offers scholarships each year to students who wish to gain educational qualifications abroad.


The Rotary Foundation
1 Rotary Center, 1560 Sherman Avenue
Evanston IL 60201. USA
Tel.:             1.847.866.3000       Fax 708-328-8554


European Union Programme of High Level Scholarships for Latin America. In 2002 the European Commission adopted Alban, a high level scholarship programme specifically addressed to Latin America. It is expected that around 3900 Latin American students and professionals will benefit from these scholarships, in the European Union in the following 9 years.


Alban will enable Latin American students and professionals, future academics and decision-makers in their own countries, to benefit from the excellence of the Higher Education Area in the European Union.


European Commission
EuropeAid - Co-operation Office
Directorate E - Latin America
Programme Alban
(J 54 - 04/29)
B - 1049 Brussels


Annually, the Canon Foundation in Europe grants up to 15 Fellowships to highly qualified European and Japanese researchers. The candidates hold a doctorate or at least a Master’s degree. They are eligible during the ten-year period following the successful completion of their PhD or MA degree. Extensions to the ten-year rule are possible in principle in case of exceptional circumstances which should be explained in the application and supporting documents are required. The European Fellowship holders pursue a period of research in Japan whereas the Japanese Fellows do their research at host institutions in Europe. The Fellowships are awarded for periods of minimum three months and maximum one year. The Fellowships are awarded regardless of discipline and existing employment positions.